Roundtable “Implementation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” organized by the Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention.

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17 December, 2018 Between 10:00-13:00

European Youth Center in Budapest 1024. Budapest, Zivatar u. 1.

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations and signed on the 9th of December, 1948 just one day before the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It represented a milestone document aimed at fundamentally changing the attitude of the International Community with the aim of building total intolerance towards genocide and making nations morally obliged and capable to prevent the perpetration of the “crime of crimes”.

Despite the remarkable efforts and unquestionable progress in the implementation of the Convention including the adoption of the Responsibility to Protect in 2005, now 70 years later, genocide is not a thing of the past yet.

Thus, the Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention wishes to dedicate its annual event to the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention and use the opportunity to further promote its implementation. The event intends to take a look back to the past and overview both the achievements and failures.

At the same time, it wishes to raise the awareness of some contemporary challenges and their backgrounds in the hope to increase the international capabilities and support for action. In doing so, the Budapest Centre intends to dedicate a specific session to countering hatred and paranoia as an important phase in the process leading to genocide and other mass atrocities with a focus on the young generation and education.

Faithfully to its traditions, the Budapest Centre calls the Roundtable to provide an open air for exchanging views and combining the perspective of scholars and practitioners alike and welcomes all those to the event who wish to learn and do more for the implementation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Please download the official invitation to learn more about the programme.

The event is public but registration is required.

Please register here by December 13th 2018